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Tim Tebow Is Not My Role Model ……….. But Who Cares ……….?.

Tim Tebow Is Not My Role Model ……….. But Who Cares ………..?

In all honesty the hype being poured over Gators’ quarterback Tim Tebow, though not entirely unwarranted. It is now placing an insurmountable pressure on the young player’s shoulders. The NFL draft geeks are already gauging the player’s attributes. And given his lackluster display in the Seniors’ Game, I wouldn’t at present put a great deal of store it. Asides from that, the game on appearance was about as competitive tiddly-winks . There was no real determination there from the seniors , other than to impress the convened NFL scouts and general managers who were in attendance. If anything , what warrants being looked at , is the players have handled themselves under pressure during their game time decision making on the field of play. That if anything ought to be the overall determining factor. Rather than assessing a player by his 40 yard dash time and his vertical leap. Oh by the way , less we forget there’s all too important ‘Wonderlic Test’ ? Where would the NFL scouts , GM’s and coaches be without that ?

Gatots'  player  Tim  Tebow (15) and   his  coach    Urban  Meyer   discuss  their options  during  a  game.   photo   appears   courtesy  of   Getty Images/ Chris   Dickson ...................
Gators' player Tim Tebow (15) and his coach Urban Meyer discuss their options during a game. photo appears courtesy of Getty Images/ Chris Dickson ...................

Now far be it for me to suggest that the amateur draft geeks out there aren’t entitled to their opinions. But trying to pick a player that’ll resonate with an NFL franchise and make them a contender . Well , in essence, it’s like picking a ‘penny stock’ and thinking that overnight it’ll become the next Berkshire Hathaway or Google stock that will go through the roof, in terms of its value. It’s a shot in the dark , that even the experts themselves aren’t completely sure of. But they too, try to convince us that they’re good at what they do. Here’s a caveat, when you have Mel Kiper Jr telling you that the likes of Ryan Leaf and Akili Smith will become future stars in the NFL. Then by all means look to see if Kiper has a shovel in his hands while he’s digging himself up from the knee high dung heap that surrounds him. Another reminder, at your risk don’t take or put much store in the advice being given to you by CNBC’s Jim Cramer. When a person of his alleged experience and success tells you that he failed to use due diligence while telling viewers to plow their life savings into AIG . Then you know his ass, also, has been sailing far too close to the wind for comfort !

While there has been a certain amount of justification concerning Tim Tebow as a player and the fact that he’s a profound risk taker. What one can’t argue against is that he’s a proven winner. His body of work over the entirety of his college career has proven that. A two time national championship winner, Heisman Trophy winner and twice placing in the top 5. Tebow’s career has been amongst the most illustrious in all of collegiate football. And he’s by far the most renowned and revered player in the Gators’ history. But those facts alone won’t be what he’ll be judged upon , come NFL Draft Day in early April. It will be upon his abilities as a player and whether or not he has the physical and mental attributes to take the next step at the professional level . Players with lesser talent than Tebow have succeeded in the NFL. While others with what can be best described as being prodigiously talented , failed to live up the perceived hype and failed miserably within the professional ranks of the NFL. Many are already beginning to cast Tebow in the latter category . And others believe that he has the genuine ability to make as a professional in the NFL. Some of his detractors believe that because he’s not your proto-typical NFL quarterback. Then he’s doomed to failure and it would be in his best interest to become a converted tight-end or or fullback . Tiim Tebow believes that he can make it in the league as a quarterback and it is, his intent, to prove the naysayers wrong.

One of the gripes against Tebow’s coach at Florida, Urban Meyer. It was the very fact that the coach and his ‘coaching staff’ have never developed and produced a college quarterback who’s proven to be a success in the NFL . It certainly hasn’t happened with former Utah Utes’ player Alex Smith . And the former Utes’ player’s struggles have been well chronicled since he was taken number one overall in the NFL Draft by the San Francisco49ers in 2005 (click on link to view in full). And for the team’s front office and coaching staff , it has to proven to be a financial and competitive disaster ! As to what this would suggest about Meyer as a coach and that of his staff in being unable to produce a quarterback of moderate talent ? It would suggest that his main priorities are with winning and not completely with the genuine development of the players’ talents that have been made available to him.

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Jags need what the draft has

Pass-rushers abound

By Vic Ketchman , jaguars.com Senior Editor

General Manager Gene Smith shouldn’t have to leave the value line of his draft board to address the Jaguars’ needs in this year’s draft. That’s the early forecast as the team heads to Indianapolis for this week’s annual scouting combine.

“The strength is on the defensive side of the ball. The strength is the defensive line. It matches,” Smith said of the talent in this draft and the Jaguars’ needs, which appear to be greatest on the defensive side of the ball.

Specifically, the Jaguars need to improve their pass-rush, which produced a league-low and franchise-low 14 sacks last season. The good news is that this year’s draft class is loaded with pass-rush prospects.

“I think it’s a good group. You’ve got some 4-3 ends and some 3-4 outside linebackers, plus, you have some interior defensive linemen,” Smith said.

Defensive ends selected in the first round of this year’s draft might approach double figures. It’s a group that’s headed by edge pass-rushers Derrick Morgan of Georgia Tech and Jason Pierre-Paul of South Florida.

The Jaguars will have either the 10th or 11th overall pick, depending on a coin flip at the combine with the Denver Broncos. Morgan and Pierre-Paul would figure to be early candidates for the Jaguars but Smith confirmed to jaguars.com that he’d like to trade down and acquire an extra pick or picks, and the depth of the pass-rush crop would suggest that Smith could trade down and still get his man.

Florida’s Carlos Dunlap, USC’s Everson Griffen, Northwestern’s Corey Wootton and Mississippi’s Greg Hardy are top prospects, and South Florida’s George Selvie, Virginia Tech’s Jason Worilds, Arkansas State’s Alex Carrington and Murray State’s Austen Lane are intriguing down-the-line prospects, and the list doesn’t end there.

The list, in fact, is so deep and the Jaguars’ need is so great that Smith could find a pass-rusher at the top of his board on multiple occasions. Smith said he will remain firm in his commitment to drafting the best available player.

Will you stick to it, he was asked?

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And for Tebow , he now has to prove to his detractors that he’s more than capable of playing in the NFL and worthy of being a ‘first round’ daft pick. Most have him as a ‘mid to late second round’ pick. And that’s when measured against the other quarterbacks in the upcoming draft. Amongst his peers at the position are Sam Bradford , Colt McCoy , Tony Pike and Jimmy Clausen . For the pundits who feel that Clausen may well be the ‘pick of the litter’ in what has been suggested is a very talented bunch of quarterbacks. Think again ? He’s ‘good’ but he’s not that good ! The only thing that has made Clausen look impressive was the mere fact that he had Golden Tate , as a receiver. Beyond that his temperament is questionable, as are his leadership skills and the qualities he brings in terms of his demeanor. And less we forget that under former coach, Charlie WeisNotre Dame was hardly thought of as a competitive footballing bastion , throughout his tenure with the program. Weis’ record bears this out, as does Clausen’s.

Hometown favorites, the Jacksonville Jaguars are thought to have Tebow on their radar as their number on pick in the first round. Commercially , it would make a great deal of sense but the team as a whole , is dire need of so much more than beyond that , of having the former Gators’ player, play in his home state. Jaguars’ owner Wayne Weaver is said to be greatly enamored with the player and his abilities. But when measured against his team’s greatest needs , it would prove to be more productive in using the pick more judiciously. Team GM , Gene Smith along with coach , Jack Del Rio and the coaching staff have a great deal of assessing to do , as to the team’s overall and most acute needs. And with the organization due to have the tenth pick in the first round , it will be interesting to see whether or not they follow the common thought process , that Tebow will indeed be their first choice in the upcoming 2010 NFL Draft.

I’m neither a Gators’ fan or for that matter a Jaguars’ fans. However, it’d be nice to see some sort of competitive edge brought to the three professional NFL franchises within the state of Florida. Tim Tebow may well be the answer to the Jaguars’ prayers and then again it may not. He’s neither my role model but he’s damn well better than the likes of the so called can’t miss chances that we’d been bombarded with over the past few years at the quarterback position. In the end it will come down to the player’s desire to prove his detractors wrong and the environment where he’s placed in order that he might succeed. So lets see how things will actually unfold on the day for the player and the team who chooses to make him their first overall pick.

Alan Parkins aka tophatal ………………


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It’d Be Easier To Pull A Rabbit Out Of A Hat Or Your Own Ass Than It Is To Predict Who Had The Best Recruiting Class In College Football ……… So What Gives ?

It’d Be Easier To Pull A Rabbit Out Of A Hat Or Your Own Ass Than It Is To Predict Who Had The Best Recruiting Class In College Football …… So What Gives ?

So all of the so-called prognosticators have come out of the woodworks like termites suddenly overcome with a deadly pesticide. Only in this case, the prognosticators in question are those who simply believe that they can tell us all who had the best college recruiting class from ‘National Signing Day’, when it comes to college football. Far be it for me to suggest but it’d be easier to pull a rabbit out of top hat or even your own ass, than to suggest which college program garnered itself the best college football talent available.

<strong>Lane Kiffin </strong>speaks as he is introduced as Southern California football coach in Los Angeles.  Coaching changes at Notre Dame, Southern California and Tennessee have added intrigue to the end of the recruiting season as three of the nation's marquee programs have scrambled to hold on to their blue chippers. photo  appears courtesy of Associated  Press / Damian Dovarganes    .......
Lane Kiffin speaks as he is introduced as Southern California football coach in Los Angeles. Coaching changes at Notre Dame, Southern California and Tennessee have added intrigue to the end of the recruiting season as three of the nation's marquee programs have scrambled to hold on to their blue chippers. photo appears courtesy of Associated Press / Damian Dovarganes .......

The early predictions are that Lane Kiffin and the USC Trojans alongside the Florida Gators had to the ‘top recruiting class’ this off-season. Pardon me for saying this but isn’t that like saying that the prettiest girl who just walked into the room is undoubtedly the best looking female you’re likely to see that day ? Never etched in stone is ever that simple. And nor is stating what is far from obvious as to the talent picked up by the various programs across the nation. This is merely another way of creating interest in publicity driven machine that is college football. Next to the NFL Draft Day and the NBA , this may well be the most important topic that has the sports’ fans up and down the country speculating as to which college football program profited the most from this all.

Courtesy of Associated Press and Yahoo Sports

Florida, Meyer sign nation’s top recruiting class

By Mark Long , AP Sports Writer

Gainesville, Fla. (AP)—Whatever health problems Florida coach Urban Meyer may have, his program is in pretty good shape.

Meyer signed the consensus No. 1 recruiting class in the country Wednesday, stockpiling the kind of talent that could keep the Gators in the national title hunt for several years.

Does it mean anything to be on top?

“It shouldn’t, but it does,” Meyer said. “I guess that’s the competitive nature of it, but it has no bearing on where you finish. … The ego part of it, where … ‘Hey, you guys just had the No. 1 class in America.’ That’s good for about 24 hours and then you’ve got to get to work and worry about something else.”

The class is already being touted as the best in school history. It includes three of the top seven prospects, according to Rivals.com, and 11 of ESPNU’s top 50 high school seniors.

Twenty-eight players signed national letters of intent with Florida, including 11 who enrolled last month. Securing the class was Meyer’s last bit of work before beginning his leave of absence. He plans to take vacation, but also has a series of heart and stress tests lined up later this month.

He expects to return for spring practice, which begins March 17, and coach this fall.

“I feel good,” Meyer said. “Just taking care of yourself, that’s the key. I’m trying to do the best I can.”

He did just fine recruiting.

At the top of Florida’s class is defensive end Ronald Powell, a 6-foot-4, 250-pound Californian who’s rated the No. 1 prospect in the country by Rivals.com.

Powell is the centerpiece of a group filled with standout defensive linemen. It includes tackles Dominique Easley, Leon Orr and Sharrif Floyd, and ends Neiron Ball and Lynden Trail.

“As far as the defensive front, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen one like this,” Meyer said.

The defensive secondary is nearly as loaded. Safeties Jonathan Dowling, Matt Elam and Jordan Haden are rated three of the best in the country, and talented cornerback Joshua Shaw should get a chance to earn a starting job opposite Janoris Jenkins.

Florida lost six starters on offense and six on defense, and Meyer said this class could help fill the void left by the early departure of underclassmen Aaron Hernandez, Maurkice Pouncey, Joe Haden, Major Wright and Carlos Dunlap.

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And granted, the Gators are without Urban Meyer at present, while he’s on a leave absence. But in his place for the moment, is interim-coach, Steve Addazio. And if anything Addazio is the type of coach who goes about and who knows how to recruit high caliber ‘blue chip players’. As to whether or not he’s the equal of his predecessor , it remains to be seen. But somehow , if Meyer is unable to return to the helm and coach the Florida Gators. Then it will be left to coach Addazio to prove himself and the he’s the right man to assume the role as the Gators’ new head coach. And it would appear that Addazio has the blessing of Gators’ AD , Jeremy Foley and that of University President , Bernie Machen .

As to the upcoming season in college football , it will be very interesting to see how Addazio and the Gators’ team progress within the SEC and on the national collegiate football landscape . If they’re to remain a power within college football and have a presence wherein they can build upon the success attained under Urban Meyer. Then this, of all seasons will be the one where the Gators will be tested , given the fact that Meyer may or may not be at the helm once the season resumes.

Coach Urban Meyer celebrates the Gators’ 51-24 victory over the Cincinnati Bearcats in the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on 1st January 2010.

The fact of the matter is, the Gators had something of a disappointing season , as they were expected to challenge for national honors. But they fell short in the ‘SEC Championship’ game against the season ending national champions in, Nick Saban’s Alabama ‘Crimson Tide’. Alabama would go on to defeat the Texas Longhorns in the national title game.

For Lane Kiffin his task won’t be any the less easier as the USC Trojans simply fell apart in the PAC-10 and also as the regular season progressed. Whether or not this was through sheer complacency on the team’s part and that of their former coach, Pete Carroll , is simply a matter of mere speculation. One thing is for sure however, Carroll took the money and ran , once he was offered the coaching position with the NFL’S Seattle Seahawks and complete autonomy. With the Trojans’ athletics program under siege and with the ongoing investigations by the NCAA , of the football and basketball programs. It was becoming more and more obvious that Carroll would rather not be in the midst of it all. If anything it’d be left with the Trojans’ Athletics’ Director Mike Garrett to deal with the ever increasing stench of the program and its so called perceived legitimacy. Now the speculation is , can Kiffin resurrect the program and bring it back to the top of collegiate football ? And thereby prove the naysayers wrong who felt he wasn’t the right person to the assume the position as head coach of such a storied program. As a coach, he’s had limited success and when judged by his achievements with the Oakland Raiders and then the Tennessee Vols’ program. One has to wonder whether not the Trojans’ faculty and athletics department were of the right mindset to have offered the position to Kiffin in the first place.

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Kiffin keeps together solid USC recruiting class

By Greg Beacham , AP Sports Writer

Los Angeles (AP)—Although Lane Kiffin had a late start on his first recruiting class at Southern California, he showed off a closing speed to match any of the talented players he kept committed to the Trojans.

The Trojans added an impressive array of offensive skill players in their recruiting class, and coveted offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson announced he had chosen USC as well—although the school still didn’t have a signed letter of intent from him by Wednesday night.

“I can’t imagine there being as many star players in any class around the country as there will be here by the end of the day,” Kiffin said at Heritage Hall.

With just three weeks to keep together outgoing coach Pete Carroll’s class, Kiffin and recruiting guru Ed Orgeron say they retained every Carroll recruit they wanted—and apparently added the nation’s consensus top offensive lineman as well.

Henderson made a televised announcement saying he picked USC over Ohio State, Notre Dame and Florida, but the New York Times reported Henderson might wait until later in the month to formally commit, perhaps leery of the looming possibility of NCAA sanctions against the Trojans. Henderson was just the biggest name in another deep, balanced USC class that earned a top-10 ranking from most major recruiting services.

“We did have a background with a number of these kids and some knowledge about them,” Kiffin said. “They had the sense that things were the same on a lot of fronts here. They weren’t going to come in with brand-new offense and defense systems, and it’s why I think this class really stayed together. The stars that were in this class are still here today that were here three weeks ago.”

USC’s class includes three of the nation’s top receivers—early enrollee Kyle Prater, Carson’s Robert Woods and Georgia product Markeith Ambles—along with top running backs Dillon Baxter and D.J. Morgan, and three elite tight ends. That’s a fairly remarkable achievement for a school with no offensive coordinator or skill-position coaches hired yet.

Kiffin attributed his success in keeping together Carroll’s class and landing a few extra talents to his familiarity with most of the top recruits from his year at Tennessee. He also credited the tradition at USC, with Kiffin telling recruits he plans to run much the same systems that Carroll put together during Kiffin’s six seasons as an assistant coach.

Although USC couldn’t formally add Henderson to its list Wednesday night, the Minnesota native was the gem of the Trojans’ class.

Kiffin couldn’t talk about Henderson when he met with the media, but he acknowledged he hadn’t felt much disappointment in losing a few prospective recruits “because I kept thinking about that left tackle that might be coming here a little later in the day.”

USC also signed one junior college transfer: linebacker Glen Stanley of Eastern Arizona. Kiffin decided the Trojans needed a quick influx of talent at linebacker, and he succeeded by landing Stanley, who played for Bowling Green in 2007 before becoming a much-desired juco star.

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I’m no procrastinator but I do know this, the speculators out there are only making these announcements concerning these programs, merely to heighten the interest in the sport and to create a topic of debate. There’s no real way of knowing how good a player will really be or how good that college program can be perceived to be. Whether or not that will come down to the coaching or the ability of the players in question. But from the outset this is merely cause-celebre’ for the likes of http://rivals.com and http://scout.com/ to elicit a response from the fans of the college game out there and open up a debate on your own favorite program. For myself , I leave it for the players to prove their worth on the field of play. As I alluded to in the title of this piece …….” It’d Be Easier To Pull A Rabbit Out Of A Hat Or Your Own Ass Than It Is To Predict Who Had The Best Recruiting Class In College Football …… So What Gives ?

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Did I Miss Something But The Lane Kiffin Fallout Is Making The USC Trojans Look Bad. That Being Said The Program Was Already Stinking Up The Joint To Begin With ……. !

Did I Miss Something But The Lane Kiffin Fallout Is Making The USC Trojans Look Bad. That Being Said The Program Was Already Stinking Up The Joint To Begin With ……. !

When I first heard the news that USC Trojans’ Athletic Director Mike Garrett viewed the Tennessee Volunteers’ football coach Lane Kiffin was the right person to be succeeding the now departed Pete Carroll as the program’s next football coach. To say that I was surprised was a clear understatement. With Kiffin now being succeeded by Derek Dooley in Tennessee, as the new head football coach. The new Trojans’ coach can now start to lay the foundations of what he believes will be a new direction for this Trojans’ football program that underachieved and underperformed with Carroll at the helm. In reality the program had been declining somewhat under Carroll for the past two years . And it was clear for all to see.

Formal introductions are made as Lane Kiffin is introduced as the new Head Coach of the USC Trojans’ football team.

With that said , the fallout that is now taking place and with allegations that members of Kiffin’s staff having been in touch with recruits that’ve signed with the Tennessee program. It is now being alleged that they were trying to lure those recruits to either renege on their commitment and come to USC or simply come to join Kiffin , if they had not made a commitment to the Vols’ program. One has to bear in mind that no sooner had Kiffin joined the Volunteers’ program last year. Within months of him having done so, there were several allegations being made against the coach and the fact that he’d either directly or indirectly contravened several NCAA recruiting violations. Not only that he had the temerity to make allegations against his then counterpart at the ‘University of Florida coach Urban Meyer. All of which proved to be groundless and for which Kiffin hadn’t formally apologized. He however, weighed it down by stating that he was unaware as the NCAA code of conduct of what was deemed as appropriate in such dealings. Either it’s me but clearly Lane Kiffin is as unintelligent as first thought ! Either that or his loutish and boorish behavior is something that he believes will be something that will endear him to the fans. Somehow I don’t think that it worked there in Knoxville, Tennessee . And it’s unlikely to work either, with the fickle fans there in Southern California.

Pre press conference drama as Lane Kiffin announces his departure from Tennessee to take the position with USC. Could he have been more disingenuous during his stay there in Knoxville , Tennessee ?

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Tennessee may make it tough on Kiffin ….

By Reid Cherner & Tom Weir

Parting is such sweet sorrow. Then after the tears are wiped away it often gets ugly.

That’s where the University of Tennessee and Lane Kiffin are right now, with the Vols volunteering to help investigate the new Southern Cal coach’s football program.

UT athletic director Mike Hamilton told the Knoxville News Sentinel he will investigate whether USC staff had improper contact with Kiffin’s former recruits at Tennessee.

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The problem with Lane Kiffin is that he simply thinks that riding into town on his white steed, he’s essentially become the savior of a program. His body of work at the collegiate and professional level within the NFL would suggest that the exact opposite. His record with the Oakland Raiders was mediocre at best . Albeit, that he had to deal with the aging and completely ‘out of touch persona’ of Al Davis. And if anyone is to believe that a
7-6 record within the SEC is a great start and end to a season with such an esteemed program as that of the Tennessee Volunteers. Then clearly something is awry with their thinking !

New USC Coach Lane Kiffin acknowledged being involved in a car accident while head coach at Tennessee in August and said he had fallen asleep at the wheel.  photp  appears  courtesy  of  the Los  Angeles  Times / Robert Gauthier ..............
New USC Coach Lane Kiffin acknowledged being involved in a car accident while head coach at Tennessee in August and said he had fallen asleep at the wheel. photo appears courtesy of Los Angeles Times / Robert Gauthier ...........

Lane Kiffin should think himself somewhat fortunate that in just over the space of a year, he’s held two coaching jobs with two of the most storied programs in all of collegiate football. As to the reasons why Mike Garrett should feel that his coach is the right man for the job , merely stemming from his prior tenure as an assistant with Pete Carroll shouldn’t have been the deciding factor in this decision. But clearly it is one that Garrett and the faculty are prepared to live and die by. The fallout from this could prove to be disastrous if the program isn’t successful under Kiffin’s tenure. The expectations within the Pac-10 and that of the Trojans’ fans will be high. And a ‘9-3 season’ or anything less than that won’t be deemed to acceptable to the fans there, in general. They’re use to seeing the program challenging for national honors on a consistent basis. And it’s clear that Lane Kiffin will be judged by the bar set by his predecessor, Pete Carroll. Those are indeed a giant pair of shoes to fill.

Courtesy of The Los Angeles Times

Tennessee ivestigated Lane Kiffin’s car accident last summer

New USC coach told Mike Hamilton that he fell asleep at the wheel

By Ben Bolch , The Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Knoxville, Tenn. – Tennessee Athletic Director Mike Hamilton said Tuesday the university investigated rumors that have recently appeared on the Internet that Lane Kiffin had been drinking and was with female students at the time of a car accident last summer, but “we were never able to substantiate any of that.”

Hamilton said Kiffin, who resigned as Tennessee’s football coach last week to take the same position at USC, acknowledged being involved in the accident after it occurred in August and said he had fallen asleep at the wheel.

“I had staff members verify that he was at the office until a certain time shortly before that and that he had fallen asleep,” Hamilton said. “It was a late-night deal and I never was able to find out anything to the contrary.”

Kiffin, through a USC athletic department spokesman, declined to comment on the accident.

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With the NCAA findings, as to the programs ongoing problems concerning the basketball program under one time coach Tim Floyd and his dealings with former Trojans’ player O J Mayo. And the continuous allegations of wrongdoing, with the football program itself under Carroll and the transgressions of a number of past and present players. The allegations now being against alleged against Kiffin’s staff only further sullies the reputation of USC. One that either way can now view as being warranted , given the fact that Garrett wanted the NCAA let him allow the program to impose their own sanctions, as a way of circumventing whatever punitive or more harsher sanctions that may well be brought to bear and imposed on the program. What this might suggest is that Garrett and his subordinates have been fully aware as to what had been going on right underneath his very nose. But the fact that all of the rotten apples has brought about almighty stench is now enough for him to be proactive enough, to try and clean up the mess. Have you ever tried to shovel sh_t with a teaspoon ? Because this is in effect is what Garrett is now trying to do. And with Kiffin’s alleged actions, it won’t at all be making his job any easier whatsoever !

As to the NCAA and their continued walk amongst the ‘walking dead’ as to their lack of determination in dealing with the USC program. It merely suggests that while the Trojans’ football program is continually viewed as a ‘cash cow’ . That it has now become ‘off limits’ to any sanctions that many believe ought to be placed upon the program. In essence the hypocrites within the NCAA hierarchy are no different to the those behind much of the malfeasance behind what has taken place and now is still taking place not just within the USC athletics’ program but right across the collegiate athletics’ landscape ! The NCAA hierarchy has its own head so far up its own ass that the last time they saw daylight , even they couldn’t tell what time of day it was , much less what day of the week it actually was !

If over the next two years the USC Trojans aren’t even in the hunt for a national championship , you can bet your ‘bottom dollar’ that the faculty and in particular AD Mike Garrett may well be rethinking the whole issue concerning Kiffin and whether or not it’s still worthwhile to keep him in place as the program’s head football coach. It’s one thing to take a chance on someone but it’s one thing when all they’re just serving up is nothing more than a few asinine sound bytes and not much else tangible to back up all of that ‘talk’. We saw it there in Tennessee and we’re beginning to see it all over again all too clearly in Southern California. After a while the fans and boosters may well get sick and tired of it all , or they may not.